Robin van Persie has arrived at Bridgewater Hospital to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.
The 29-year-old is expected to join the Old Trafford side from Arsenal for a reported fee of £24m.
United fought off competition from Manchester City and Juventus to snare the Dutch striker.
Van Persie should be ready to make his Manchester United debut at Everton on Monday.
Ferguson has spoken about the new-look attacking options of Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, and the comparisons with the 1999 set of Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.